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The Second Book of Moses

also called Exodus from the Latin


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The 22nd Chapter

      If a man steal an ox or sheep and kill it or sell it, he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. If a thief be found breaking up and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him: except the *sonne be up when he is found, then there shall be blood shed for him.
      A thief shall make restitution: If he have not wherewith, he shall be sold for his theft. If the theft be found in his hand alive (whether it be ox, ass or sheep) he shall restore double. If a man do hurt field or vineyard, so that he put in his beast to feed in another mans field: of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution.
      If fire break out and catch in the thorns, so that the stalks of corn or the standing corn or field be consumed therewith: he that kindled the fire shall make restitution.
      If a man deliver his neighbor money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of his house: If the thief be found, he shall pay double. If the thief be not found, then the goodman of the house shall be brought unto the *gods and swear, whether he have put his hand unto his neighbors good.       And in all manner of trespass, whether it be ox, ass, sheep, raiment or any manner lost thing which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the *gods. And whom the *gods condemn: the same shall pay double unto his neighbor.
      If a man deliver unto his neighbor to keep, ass, ox, sheep or whatsoever beast it be and it die or be hurt or driven away and no man see it: then shall an oath of the Lord go between them, whether he have put his hand unto his neighbors good, and the owner of it shall take the oath, and the other shall not make it good: If it be stolen from him, then he shall make restitution unto the owner: If it be torn with wild beasts, then let him bring record of the tearing: and he shall not make it good. When a man borroweth ought of his neighbor if it be hurt or else die, and if the owner thereof be not by, he shall make it good: If the owner thereof be by, he shall not make it good, namely if it be an hired thing and came for hire.
      If a man beguile a maid that is not betrothed and lie with her, he shall *endote her and take her to his wife: If her father refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
       Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. Whosoever lieth with a beast, shall be slain for it. He that offereth unto any gods save unto the Lord only, let him die without redemption. Vex not a stranger neither oppress him for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. Ye shall trouble no widow nor fatherless child: If ye shall trouble them: they shall cry unto me, and I will surely hear their cry and then will my wrath wax hot and I will kill you with sword, and your wives shall be widows and your children fatherless.
      If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be as an usurer unto him, neither shalt oppress him with usury. If thou take thy neighbors raiment to pledge, see that thou deliver it unto him again by that the *sonne go down. For that is his coverlet only: even the raiment for his skin wherein he sleepeth: or else he will cry unto me and I will hear him, for I am merciful.
      Thou shalt not rail upon the gods, neither curse the ruler of thy people.
      Thy fruits (whether they be dry or moist) see thou keep not back. Thy first born son thou shalt give me: likewise shalt thou do of thine oxen and of thy sheep. Seven days it shall be with the dame, and the eighth day thou shalt give it me. Ye shall be holy people unto me, and therefore shall ye eat no flesh that is torn of beasts in the field. But shall cast it to dogs.

* exact spelling sonne (son) elsewhere see sun and it was recorded as sunne *gods; original marginal note: Godly judges and princes who settled matters according to Godly law.*endote: show in truth and affection



The 23rd Chapter

      Thou shalt not accept a vain tale, neither shalt put thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil: neither answer in a matter of plea that thou ( wouldest to follow many ) turn aside from the truth, neither shalt thou paint a poor mans cause.
      When thou meetest thine enemys ox or ass going astray, thou shalt bring them to him again. If thou see thine enemys ass sink under his burden, thou shalt not pass by and let him alone: but shalt help him to lift him up again.
      Thou shalt not hinder the right of the poor that are among you in their suit.
      Keep thee far from a false matter, and the Innocent and righteous see thou slay not, for I will not justify the wicked. Thou shalt take no gifts, for gifts blind the seeing and pervert the words of the righteous.
      Thou shalt not oppress a stranger, for I know the heart of stranger, because ye were strangers in Egypt. Six years thou shalt sow thy land and gather in the fruits thereof: and the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still, that the poor of thy people may eat, and what they leave, the beasts of the field shall eat: In like manner thou shalt do with thy vineyard and thine olive trees.
      Six days thou shalt do thy work and the seventh day thou shalt keep holy day, that thine ox and thine ass may rest and the son of thy maid and the stranger may be refreshed. And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect. And make no rehearsal of the names of the strange gods, neither let any man hear them out of your mouths.
      Three feasts thou shalt hold unto me in a year. Thou shalt keep the feast of sweet bread, that thou eat unleavened bread seven days long as I commanded thee in the time appointed of the month of Abib, for in that month thou camest out of Egypt: and see that no man appear before me empty. And the feast of Harvest, when thou reapest the first fruits of thy labors which thou hast sown in the field. And the feast of ingathering, in the end of the year: when thou hast gathered in thy labors out of the field.
      Three times in a year shall all thy men children appear before the Lord Jehovah.
      Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread: neither shall the fat of my feast remain until the morning.
      The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the Lord thy God, thou shalt also not seethe a kid in his mothers milk.
      Behold, I send mine angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Beware of him and hear his voice and anger him not: for he will not spare your misdeeds, yea and my name is in him. But and if thou shalt hearken unto his voice and keep all that I shall tell thee, then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies and an adversary unto thine adversaries. When mine angel goeth before thee and hath brought thee in unto the Amorites, Hethites, Pherezites, Cananites, Hevites and Jebusites, and I shall have destroyed them, see thou worship not their gods neither serve them, neither do after the works of them, but overthrow them and break down the places of them. And see that ye serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread and thy water, and I will take all sicknesses away from among you. Moreover there shall be no woman childless or unfruitful in thy land, and the number of thy days I will fulfill. I will send my fear before thee and will kill all the people whither thou shalt go. And I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee, and I will send hornets before thee, and they shall drive out the Hevites, the Cananites and the Hethites before thee. I will not cast them out in one year, lest the land grow to a wilderness: and the beasts of the field multiply upon thee. But a little and a little I will drive them out before thee, until thou be increased that thou mayst inherit the land. And I will make thy coasts from the red sea unto the sea of the Philistines and from the desert unto the river. I will deliver the inhabiters of the land into thine hand, and thou shalt drive them out before thee. And thou shalt make none appointment with them nor with their gods. Neither shall they dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be thy decay.



The 24th Chapter

      And he said unto Moses: come unto the Lord: both thou and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel, and worship afar off. And Moses went himself alone unto the Lord, but they came not nigh, neither came the people up with him. And Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord and all the laws. And all the people answered with one voice and said: all the words which the Lord hath said, will we do. Then Moses wrote all the words of the Lord and rose up early and made an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars according to the number of the twelve tribes of Israel, and sent young men of the children of Israel to sacrifice burnt offerings and to offer peace offerings of oxen unto the Lord. And Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and the other half he sprinkled on the altar.
      And he took the book of the appointment and read it in the audience of the people. And they said: All that the Lord hath said, we will do and hear. And Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the people and said: behold, this is the blood of the appointment which the Lord hath made with you upon all these words.
      Then went Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu and the seventy elders of Israel up, and saw the God of Israel, and under his feet as it were a brick work of Saphir and as it were the fashion of heaven when it is clear, and upon the nobles of the children of Israel he set not his hand. And when they had seen God they ate and drank.
      And the Lord said unto Moses: come up to me in to the hill and be there, and I will give thee tables of stone and a law and commandments, which I have written to teach them. Then Moses rose up and his minister Josua, and Moses went up into the hill of God, and said unto the elders: tarry ye here until we come again unto you: And behold here is Aaron and Hur with you. If any man have any matters to do, let him come to them. When Moses was come up into the mount, a cloud covered the hill, and the glory of the Lord abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the cloud. And the fashion of the glory of the Lord was like consuming fire on the top of the hill in the sight of the children of Israel. And Moses went into the mountain. And Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.





The 25th Chapter

      And the Lord talked with Moses saying: speak unto the children of Israel that they give me an heave offering, and of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart, ye shall take it.
      And this is the heave offering which ye shall take of them: gold, silver and brass: and Jacinth color, scarlet, purple, byss and goats hair: rams skins that are red, and the skins of *taxus and sethim wood, oil for lights, and spices for anointing oil and for sweet cense: Onyx stones and set stones for the Ephod and for the breastlap.
      And they shall make me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them. And I shall show thee the fashion of the habitation and of all the ornaments thereof, even so see that ye make it in all things. And they shall make an ark of sethim wood two cubits and an half long, a cubit and an half broad and a cubit and an half high. And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold: both within and without, and shalt make an high upon it a crown of gold round about. And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it and put them in the four corners thereof, two rings on the one side of it and two on the other. And thou shalt make staves of sethim wood and cover them with gold, and put the staves in the rings along by the sides of the ark, to bear it withal. And the staves shall abide in the rings of the ark, and shall not be taken away. And thou shalt put in the ark, the witness which I shall give thee.
      And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold two cubits and an half long and a cubit and an half broad. And make two cherubins of thick gold on the two ends of the mercy seat: and set the one cherub on the one end and the other on the other end of the mercy seat: so see that thou make them on the two ends thereof. And the cherubins shall stretch their wings abroad over on high, and cover the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another: even to the mercy seat ward, shall the faces of the cherubins be. And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark, and in the ark thou shalt put the witness which I will give thee.
      There I will meet thee and will commune with thee from upon the mercy seat from between the two cherubins which are upon the ark of witness, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.
      Thou shalt also make a table of sethim wood of two cubits long and one cubit broad and a cubit and an half high. And cover it with pure gold and make thereto a crown of gold round about. And make unto that an hoop of four fingers broad, round about. And make a golden crown also to the hoop round about. And make for it four rings of gold and put them in the corners that are on the four feet thereof: even hard under the hoop shall the rings be, to put in staves to bear the table withal. And thou shalt make staves of sethim wood and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them. And thou shalt make his dishes, spoons, pots and flatpieces to pour out withal, of fine gold. And thou shalt set upon the table, showbread before me always.
       And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure thick gold with his shaft, branches, bowls, knobs and flowers proceeding thereout. Six branches shall proceed out of the sides of the candlestick, three out of the one side and three out of the other. And there shall be three cups like unto almonds with knobs and flowers upon every one of the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick: and in the candlestick self four cups like unto almonds with their knobs and flowers: that there be a knob under every two branches of the six that proceed out of the candlestick. And the knobs and the branches shall be altogether, one piece of pure thick gold.
      And thou shalt make seven lamps and put them on high thereon, to give light unto the other side that is over against it: with snuffers and firepans of pure gold. An hundred pound weight of fine gold shall make it with all the apparel. And see that thou make them after the fashion that was shewed thee in the mount.

*taxus (may be a badger)



The 26th Chapter

      And thou shalt make an habitation with ten curtains of twined byss, Jacinth, scarlet and purple, and shalt make them with cherubins of broidered work. The length of a curtain shall be twenty eight cubits, and the breadth four and they shall be all of one measure: five curtains shall be coupled together one to another: and the other five likewise shall be coupled together one to another.
      Then shalt thou make loops of Jacinth color, along by the edge of the one curtain even in the selvedge of the coupling curtain. And likewise shalt thou make in the edge of the utmost curtain that is coupled therewith on the other side. Fifty loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty in the edge of the other that is coupled therewith on the other side: so that the loops be one over against another. And thou shalt make fifty buttons of gold, and couple the curtain together with the buttons: that it may be an habitation.
      And thou shalt make eleven curtains of goats hair, to be a tent to cover the habitation. The length of a curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth four and they shall be all eleven of one measure. And thou shalt couple five by themselves, and the other six by themselves, and shalt double the sixth in the forefront of the tabernacle. And thou shalt make fifty loops in the edge of the utmost curtain on the one side: even in the coupling curtain: and as many in the edge of the coupling curtain on the other side. And thou shalt make fifty buttons of brass and put them on the loops, and couple the tent together withal: that there may be one covering.
      And the remnant that resteth in the curtains of the tent: even the breadth of half a curtain that resteth, shall be left on the back sides of the habitation: a cubit on the one side and a cubit on the other side, of that, that remaineth in the length of the curtains of the tabernacle, which shall remain of either side of the habitation to cover it withal.
      And thou shalt make another covering for the tent of rams skins dyed red: and yet another above all of *taxus skins.
      And thou shalt make boards for the habitation of sethim wood to stand upright: ten cubits long shall every board be, and a cubit and an half broad. Two feet shall one board have to couple them together withal, and so thou shalt make unto all the boards of the habitation. And thou shalt make twenty boards for the habitation on the south side, and thou shalt make forty sockets of silver and put them under the twenty boards: two sockets under every board, for their two feet. In like manner in the north side of the habitation there shall be twenty boards and forty sockets of silver: two sockets under every board. And for the west end of the habitation, shalt thou make six boards, and two boards more for the two west corners of the habitation: so that these two boards be coupled together beneath and likewise above with clamps. And so shall it be in both the corners. And so there shall be eight boards in all, and sixteen sockets of silver: two sockets under every board.
      And thou shalt make bars of sethim wood five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle, and five for the other side, and five for the boards of the west end. And the middle bar shall go along through the midst of the boards and bar them together from the one end unto the other. And thou shalt cover the boards with gold and make golden rings for them to put the bars through, and shalt cover the bars with gold also. And rear up the habitation according to the fashion thereof that was shewed thee in the mount.
      And thou shalt make a veil of Jacinth, of scarlet, purple and twined byss, and shalt make it of broidered work and full of cherubins. And hang it upon four pillars of sethim wood covered with gold and that their knobs be covered with gold also, and stand upon four sockets of silver. And thou shalt hang up the veil with rings, and shall bring in within the veil, the ark of witness. And the veil shall divide the holy from the most holy. And thou shalt put the mercy seat upon the ark of witness in the holiest place. And thou shalt put the table without the veil and candlestick over against the table, upon the south side of the habitation. And put the table on the north side.
       And thou shalt make an hanging for the door of the tabernacle: of Jacinth, of scarlet, of purple and of twined byss, wrought with needle work. And thou shalt make for the hanging, five pillars of sethim wood, and cover both them and their knobs with gold, and shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.


*taxus (may be a badger)



The 27th Chapter

     And thou shalt make an altar of sethim wood: five cubits long and five cubits broad, that it be foursquare, and three cubits high. And make it horns proceeding out in the four corners of it, and cover it with brass. And make his ashpans, shovels, basins, fleshhooks, firepans and all the apparel thereof, of brass and thou shalt make a grid iron also like a net, of brass: upon whose four corners shall be four brass rings: and the grid shall reach unto the midst of the altar. And thou shall make staves for the altar of sethim wood, and cover them with brass, and let them be put in rings along by the sides of the altar, to bear it withal. And make the altar hollow with boards: even as it was shewed thee in the mount, so let them make it.
       And thou shalt make a court unto the habitation, which shall have in the south side hangings of twined byss, being an hundred cubits long, and twenty pillars thereof, with their twenty sockets of brass: but the knobs of the pillars and their hoops shall be silver. In like wise on the north side there shall be hangings of an hundred cubits long and twenty pillars with their sockets of brass, and the knobs and the hoops of silver. And in the breadth of the court westward, there shall be hangings of fifty cubits long, and ten pillars with their ten sockets. And in the breadth of the court eastward toward the rising of the *son, shall be hangings of fifty cubits. Hangings of fifteen cubits in the one side of it with three pillars, and three sockets: and likewise on the other side shall be hangings of fifteen cubits with three pillars and three sockets.
      And in the gate of the court shall be a veil of twenty cubits: of jacinth, scarlet, purple and twined byss wrought with needle work, and four pillars with their four sockets. All the pillars round about the court shall be hooped with silver, and their knobs of silver, and their sockets of brass. The length of the court, shall be an hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty, and the height five, and the hangings shall be of twined byss and the sockets of brass. And all the vessels of the habitation to all manner service and the pins thereof: yea and the pins also of the court, shall be brass.
      And command the children of Israel that they give the pure oil olive beaten for the lights to pour always into the lamps. In the tabernacle of witness without the veil which is before the witness: And Aaron and his sons shall dress it both even and morning before the Lord: And it shall be a duty for ever unto your generations after you: to be given of the children of Israel.


*son ; exactly as it appeared in the text; else where "sun" is show as "sunne"




The 28th Chapter

     And take thou unto thee, Aaron thy brother and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me, both Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aarons sons. And thou shalt make holy raiment for Aaron thy brother, both honorable and glorious. Moreover speak unto all that are wise hearted, which I have filled with the spirit of wisdom: that they make Aarons raiment to consecrate him with, that he may minister unto me.
      These are the garments which they shall make: a breastlap, Ephod, a tunicle, a strait coat, a mitre and a girdle. And they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother and his sons, that he may minister unto me. And they shall take thereto, gold, jacinth, scarlet, purple and byss. And they shall make the Ephod of gold, jacinth, scarlet, purple and white twined byss with broidered work. The two sides shall come together, closed up in the edges thereof. And the girdle of the Ephod shall be of the same workmanship and of the same stuff, even of gold, jacinth, scarlet, purple and twined byss.
      And thou shalt take two onyx stones and grave in them the names of the children of Israel: fix in the one stone, and the other fix in the other stone: according to the order of their birth. After the work of a stone graver, even as signets are graven, shalt thou grave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel, and shalt make them to be set in *ouches of gold. And thou shalt put the two stones upon the two shoulders of the Ephod, and they shall be stones of remembrance unto the children of Israel. And Aaron shall bear their names before the Lord upon his two shoulders for a remembrance. And thou shalt make hooks of gold and two chains of fine gold: link work and wreathed, and fasten the wreathed chains to the hooks.
      And thou shalt make the breastlap of judgement with broidered work: even after the work of the Ephod shalt thou make it: of gold, jacinth, scarlet, purple and twined byss shalt thou make it. Foursquare it shall be and double, an hand breadth long and an hand breadth broad. And thou shalt fill it with four rows of stones. In the first row shall be a Sardius, a Topas and Smaragdus. The second row, a Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond. The third: Ligurius, an *Achat and Amethyst. The fourth: a *Turcus, Onyx and Jasper. And they shall be set in gold in their enclosures. And the stones shall be graven as signets be graven: with the names of the children of Israel, even with twelve names every one with his name according to the twelve tribes.
      And thou shalt make upon the breastlap two fastening chains of pure gold and wreathen work. And thou shalt make likewise upon the breastlap two rings of gold and put them on the edges of the breastlap, and put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two rings which are in the edges of the breastlap. And the two ends of the two chains thou shalt fasten in the two rings, and put them upon the shoulders of the Ephod: on the foreside of it. And thou shalt yet make two rings of gold, and put them in the two edges of the breastlap even in the borders thereof toward the inside of the Ephod that is over against it. And yet two other rings of gold thou shalt make, and put them on the two sides of the Ephod, beneath over against the breastlap a low where the sides are joined together upon the broidered girdle of the Ephod. And they shall bind the breastlap by his rings unto the rings of the Ephod with a lace of jacinth, that it may lie close unto the broidered girdle of the Ephod, that the breastlap be not loosed from the Ephod. And Aaron shall bear the names of the children Israel in the breastlap of judgement upon his heart, when he goeth into the holy place, for a remembrance before the Lord always. And thou shalt put in the breastlap of judgement *vrim and *Thumin: that they be even upon Aarons heart when he goeth in before the Lord and Aaron shall bear the example of the children of Israel upon his heart before the Lord always.
       And thou shalt make the tunicle unto the Ephod, altogether of Jacinth. And there shall be an hole for the head in the midst of it, and let there be a bond of woven work round about the collar of it ( as it were the collar of a partlet ) that it rend not. And beneath upon the hem, thou shalt make pomegranates of Jacincth, of scarlet, and of purple round about the hem, and bells of gold between them round about: that there be ever a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate round about upon the hem of the tunicle. And Aaron shall have it upon him when he ministereth, that the sound may be heard when he goeth into the holy place before the Lord and when he cometh out, that he die not.
      And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave thereon (as signets are graven) The holiness of the Lord, and put it on a lace of Jacincth and tie it unto the mitre, upon the forefront of it, that it be upon Aarons forehead: that Aaron bear the sin of the holy things which the children of Israel have hallowed in all their holy gifts. And it shall be always upon Aarons forehead, that they may be accepted before the Lord.
      And thou shalt make an alb of byss, and thou shalt make a mitre of byss and a girdle of needle work.
      And thou shalt make for Aarons sons also coats, girdles and bonnets honorable and glorious, and thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother and on his sons with him and shalt anoint them and fill their hands and consecrate them that they may minister unto me. And thou shalt make them linen breaches to cover their privities: from the loins unto the thighs shall they reach. And they shall be upon Aaron and his sons, when they go into the tabernacle of witness, or when they go unto the altar to minister in holiness, that they bear no sin and so die. And it shall be a law for ever unto Aaron and his seed after him.


*Achat (agate?) *Turcus (turquoise?) *from marginal notes MN; vrim from the Hebrew means "light" and Thumin means "perfectness" *ouches (couch or setting)



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